Local programs are the backbone of recycling in South Carolina. Local decision makers – mayors, county administrators, managers, council members and other community leaders – play a crucial role in these programs. Through their understanding, support and commitment, local decision makers can determine the success of their community’s recycling programs. While the environmental benefits of recycling are well recognized, what is less known is that recycling is an economic success story.
By turning waste into valuable raw materials, recycling creates jobs throughout the process and adds significantly to the nation’s and South Carolina’s economy. A green, clean community is a great place to live, work, raise a family and do business. Recycling is good for the environment, the economy and South Carolina.